Scientists have identified areas of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for which a vaccine should be detected. The tools used to develop anticancer therapy will be used for this purpose.
At the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital (CHOP) in the United States, a method for increasing the ability to fight cancer cells was used to increase the ability to fight the new corona virus.
In many ways, cancer behaves like a virus, ”said John M. Maris, a pediatric oncologist at CHOP and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Therefore, our team decided to use the methods developed by us to identify specific forms of cancer in children. We decided to use these methods to determine the correct protein sequence for targeting SARS-CoV-2.
We believe our approach provides a roadmap for a vaccine that is both safe and effective, and can be scaled up, ”said Maris, senior author of a study published in Cell Reports Medicine.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the urgent need to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, the researchers say.